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Expanding Options at LVMC - New Equipment

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Expanding Options at LVMC - New Equipment

As part of our mission to offer enhanced services and specialties to the Lompoc Valley, we are upgrading two critical diagnostic imaging systems and we have added a state-of-the-art robotic surgery system.

Diagnostic Imaging & Surgical Robot

GE machineGE Discovery™ 64 Channel MI DR PET/CT

  • Improved scanning speed
  • Greater diagnostic accuracy for cancer patients
  • “One-stop-shop” diagnostic experience
  • LightBurst detector technology to improve scanning speed
  • Non-invasive, safe, painless
  • Enables cardiac screening

GE MachineGE Artist Signa with Air Recon Deep Learning Software

  • Enables sharper and clearer TrueFidelity MR images
  • 30 percent reduction in scan time
  • Quieter scan experience for the patient
  • Increased bore size capable of accommodating larger patient shape and size
  • Computer-Aided Diagnosis capability enables prostate cancer screening

Surgery RobotDa Vinci Xi Single Console Robotic Surgery System

  • Enables enhanced dexterity for the surgeon
  • Computer-guided enhanced 3-D visuals
  • Patient benefits include shorter hospitalization, faster recovery, minimal scarring, reduced post-operative pain.
  • Used for bariatric (weight loss), urologic, gynecologic, and general surgery procedures

Learn about Robotic-Assisted Surgeries

Bariatric Program Accreditation

Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Patients seeking surgical treatment at LVMC for obesity and its related conditions are assured of having a high-quality choice for receiving care from a nationally accredited program, meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality.

LVMC’s program is led by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director Dr. Farida Bounoua, FACS, and Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Christopher Taglia, MD, FACS, DABOM.